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Every Man A King Lyrics

Artist: Randy Newman
Album: Good Old Boys

Why weep or slumber America
Land of brave and true
With castles and clothing and food for all
All belongs to you

Ev'ry man a king ev'ry man a king
For you can be a millionaire
But there's something belonging to others
There's enough for all people to share
When it's sunny June and December too
Or in the winter time or spring
There'll be peace without end
Ev'ry neighbor a friend
With ev'ry man a king


by Jessica on 3/23/2009 8:47pm
by Ko on 10/16/2009 7:42am
It should be noted this song was written by Huey Long and Castro Carazo and recorded as a cover version by Randy Newman.

Long was the populist Governor (and later Senator) of Louisiana, the inspiration of the Newman song "Kingfish" and the subject of the film "All the King's Men" which traces his rise and decline in Louisiana politics leading to his assasination.

"Every Man A King" was Long's campaign slogan in the 1935 election.

Long was an interesting and enigmatic character and it's worth learning more about him to understand the original context of the song. The wiki page on him is a good start.
by Ding on 2/1/2012 10:22pm
Thanks Ko for Huey plug.
politics aside,its my favoite shower song. Taught it to my kids.

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